Everyone in Italy knows the actor Giancarlo Giannini. It is one of the most famous local actors in the world, who has starred in successful international films, such as in film “Darkness”, by Jaume Balagueror. As cinema enthusiasts will remember, in this film Giannini played the role of Regina’s grandfather (Anna Paquin) who turns out to be a personality dedicated to harming the family.
The horror “Darkness” was one of those films that delivered Giannini to history, as well as Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. In 1977 there was his candidacy tol Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film “Pasqualino Settebellezze”. A versatile personality Giancarlo Giannini, who in the course of his life has also experienced some dramas that have marked him in a particular way. Let’s see what happened to him.
The son died of an aneurysm
As we know, even VIPs can suffer particularly serious deaths, as happened to Giannini himself, who in 1987 saw his son go away forever at the age of 19. The boy suffered a brain aneurysm. Giannini told this terrible story in an interview on the occasion of his parents 80 years of age.
“Seeing a child die is a terrible thing, it marks your life forever, because it is a scar that will never heal” – so the visibly excited actor told the microphones of Corriere della Sera. When his son Giannini died he was shooting a film in Milan with my colleague Vittorio Gassman.
“We are men, we are little things, wonderful but eh, wonderful! If you can establish a mystery within yourself, a sense of mystery? What is the mystery? A difficult word… but you must not penetrate it, because you will never make it” – this the moving statement that Giannini did during his interview.